The Manuscript Collection contains
business, organisational, church, legal and private records, including
substantial business collections relating to the jute and linen industry in Dundee
and West Bengal, India. The textile material is contained in over 100 separate collections.
The University Collections comprise
records of the University
of Dundee and its predecessor institutions - University College, Dundee,
and Queen's College, Dundee - dating from 1881 to the present and merged
institutions including Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and the College of Education.
The Brechin Diocesan Library Manuscripts contain the records of the Brechin Diocese of the
Scottish Episcopal Church including the correspondence of Alexander
Penrose Forbes, Bishop of Brechin and the records of local churches. Link to Brechin Collection Summaries...
The NHS Tayside Archive
contains the records of many hospitals and other medical institutions,
including Dundee Royal Infirmary, Dundee Royal Lunatic Asylum and
Sunnyside Royal Asylum, Montrose. Other records include the Dundee
General and Mental Hospitals Boards of Management.
Link to NHS Tayside Archive Summaries...
The Michael Peto Photographic Collection
contains over 120,000, predominately black and white, images taken by the Hungarian
photo-journalist Michael Peto (1908-1970). Major themes include pre and post-war Britain; the arts, especially the London ballet scene; Cambridge Prospect Theatre Productions, Eastern Europe, Israel and India. Link to Michael Peto pages
There are a number of source lists available online which provide a quick and convenient way of finding material relating to a particular topic, such as shipping, medicine, the World Wars.
Link to Source Lists
The Turner-McKinlay Photographic Collection comprises over
15,000 photographs/images from the University collections.
The Map and Plan Collection comprises over
10,000 plans from the manuscript and University
The Kinnear Local Collection contains a substantial number of
local books and newspapers including many rare items.
The Joan Auld Memorial
Collection relates to British labour, social and shipping history. It
was established in memory of the first university archivist. The books
can be consulted on a reference-only basis in the Archives.